Recent Grants

SJI EMT Association – Carbon Monoxide Education

08 Sep 2017, written by

The San Juan Island EMT Association was awarded a grant to provide printing and mailing costs for a bulk mailing to educate the community of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Friday Harbor Elementary School PTO – Pie Booth Remodel

27 Jun 2017, written by

The Friday Harbor Elementary School PTO pie booth structure was built in the 1970s as a means for the organization to fund-raise in the summer during the County Fair. The booth must be rebuilt as a mobile structure that can be driven on to the fairgrounds for the County Fair each year. A grant was awarded to fund a new double axle trailer large enough for the new pie booth to be built on.

Wolf Hollow – Harbor Seal Pup Rehabilitation

27 Jun 2017, written by

Wolf Hollow was awarded a grant to resume its rehabilitation program for small marine mammals in 2017. The funds will be used to purchase fish, vitamins, specialized formula and medical supplies to treat 5 injured and orphaned harbor seal pups. The majority of injured and orphaned animals, such as harbor seal pups, come to Wolf Hollow from coastlines in San Juan County and have suffered as a result of human interference and activity. In recent years, Wolf Hollow has treated an average of 10 harbor seal pups per season.

PADs – Training for Canine Detection of Parkinson’s Disease

27 Jun 2017, written by

PADs stands for Parkinson’s Alert Dogs. PADs for Parkinson’s was awarded a grant for financial support for Phase II of the project, which is to pay for training materials, brochure prep and printing and rent expenses. The project depends on having a contained physical location in which to work the dogs and store training samples in a clean and controlled environment.

Paideia Classical School – Scholarship Funds

27 Jun 2017, written by

For the last 16 years, Paideia has had 30 families in need of financial aid. For 10 years, they have utilized a third-party evaluator (Family Financial Needs Assessment) and Independent School Management Financial Aid for School Tuition (ISMFAST) to provide the school with financial aid recommendations. Paideia has been providing ISMFAST’s scholarship recommendation, up to 50% of the annual tuition, and after 10 years, scholarship funds have been depleted. Currently, Paideia has reduced the tuition received until funding can be raised to meet the ISMFAST recommendation. A grant was awarded for scholarship funds, which will help Paideia accommodate families in need of tuition assistance.

San Juan Community Theatre – Up Close

27 Jun 2017, written by

Up Close is an art project that pairs local artists with elders on San Juan Island. Composers, playwrights, choreographers, and poets will meet weekly with elder partners. The artists gather stories and engage their elder-partners directly in the creation of original creative work. The Community Theatre was awarded a grant for the process itself and for performances that will take place at the Theatre on September 15-17, 2017.

Hospice of San Juan – Caregiver & Volunteer Training

27 Jun 2017, written by

Hospice of San Juan regularly provides caregiver training to its volunteers, since one of its primary services is caregiver respite. While providing caregiver respite, they have witnessed non-licensed, or informal, caregivers in homes who need such training to protect themselves and their clients from injury. Additionally, they receive frequent requests from families for paid caregivers, which is not within their scope of practice. To address this need, Hospice of San Juan was awarded a grant to offer a combined training program for both volunteers and on-island informal caregivers.

SJI Ag Guild – Upgraded Equipment for Brickworks

15 Nov 2016, written by

A grant was awarded to the San Juan Island Agricultural Guild to upgrade audio/visual equipment so the facility can accommodate and support a wider range of users.

Mullis Senior Center – Unpaid Caregiver Support Group

15 Nov 2016, written by

Unpaid caregivers are individuals who care for a family member or friend, often 24/7, due to a health condition, disability or age-related need. The Mullis Senior Center was awarded a grant to continue to offer a facilitated, support and resource group for unpaid caregivers. This program has previously been funded by the Foundation and, with the award of this recent grant, can successfully continue for at least two more years.

San Juan Island School District – DACA/DAPA Update

12 Aug 2016, written by

The San Juan Island School District was awarded a grant to support the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrival (DACA) & Deferred Action of Parents of Americans (DAPA) Update. The district hosted a program at the San Juan Community Theatre to inform community members about the Supreme Court’s decision regarding President Obama’s executive orders protecting non-criminal undocumented immigrants from deportation. Attendees learned the decision of the Supreme Court and how it would impact their family and community.